SOPEC Energy Savings

City of Cleveland residents and small businesses to see continued savings with SOPEC aggregation electricity program

Thursday, Jun 20, 2024

Thursday, June 20, 2024 — Cleveland — The Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Cleveland City Council collaborated to provide continued electricity savings for eligible residents and small businesses in the City of Cleveland for the second year in a row.

"The first year of this program offered through SOPEC helped Cleveland residents and small businesses save over $12 million," said Sarah O'Keeffe, Director of Sustainability and Climate Justice. "We are excited to continue to offer this successful cost-reduction program, while also providing access to renewable energy supply. This program has not only kept money in Clevelanders' pockets, but it has also kept Cleveland on track with actions outlined in the Cleveland’s Clean & Equitable Energy Future and Climate Action Plans.”

Eligible participants can enjoy a fixed rate of 6.762 cents/kWh of electricity supply backed by 100 percent renewable energy for a 12-month term beginning with their August 2024 meter read. The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program is offered through the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC). The rate is an estimated 28 percent below the current Illuminating Company standard service offer.

“SOPEC is honored to continue serving Clevelanders,” says Luke Sulfridge, Executive Director of SOPEC. “We’re pleased that Cleveland City Council has authorized an additional two years of the program which will allow us to continue offering competitive pricing while prioritizing renewable energy and still coming in significantly below the utility default rate, which is currently set at 9.45 cents/kWh.”

Participation in the Community Choice Aggregation program is not mandatory. Customers can opt out of the program without penalty by calling 1-888-733-8512 or by completing the opt-out form mailed to eligible customers.

For more information about Cleveland's Community Choice Aggregation program visit the Mayor's Office of Sustainability website.

For more information on SOPEC and its programs, visit SOPEC's website.